only child

  • Wendy Thomas Russell's daughter, Maxine, in Costa Rica, in April 2012. Photo by Wendy Thomas Russell
    January 13, 2015   BY Wendy Thomas Russell 

    For the first five years of my daughter’s life, I was frequently told that I should consider having more children. I was still in my early 30s, after all, and had no fertility issues holding me back. “Don’t you at least want to try for another?” people would ask, genuinely thrown. “No,” I’d answer, “I just want one.” Continue reading

  • November 15, 2013  

    China’s ruling Communist Party announced reforms to two unpopular policies. More couples in China will now be able to have two children, instead of one, provided that at least one parent was an only child. The government also announced it is abolishing the system of forced labor camps. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading